Lack of hepatitis B virus reactivation after anti-tumour necrosis factor treatment in potential occult carriers with chronic inflammatory arthropathies.

@article{Biondo2014LackOH,
  title={Lack of hepatitis B virus reactivation after anti-tumour necrosis factor treatment in potential occult carriers with chronic inflammatory arthropathies.},
  author={Michela Ileen Biondo and Valentina Germano and Mario Pietrosanti and Marco Canzoni and Massimo Marignani and Tommaso Stroffolini and Simonetta Salemi and R D'amelio},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={482-4}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in patients positive for antibody to HB core antigen (anti-HBc), negative for HB surface antigen (HBsAg) and HBV-DNA (potential occult HBV carriers), treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α, is a debated question. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety of anti-TNFα therapy in anti-HBc positive/HBsAg negative subjects with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathy (SpA). METHODS All consecutive HBsAg negative RA and SpA… CONTINUE READING
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